ST DAVIDS rugby star Jasmine Joyce said she was 'living the dream' after scoring another hat-trick as Great Britain became World Rugby Sevens Series champions in Canada.

The 25-year-old double Olympian repeated her treble from her side’s Vancouver triumph a week earlier to defeat USA once again in the Fast Four final in Edmonton.

With the 2021 series shortened to just two events in Canada due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Great Britain’s back-to-back tournament wins secured them the overall title.

And having scored three tries in the opening nine minutes of GB’s 22-5 victory over the USA to be named Player of the Final again, Joyce said she wished the series could be all year round.

“To play alongside these girls has been fantastic, to come away with back-to-back wins is incredible,” said the Pembrokeshire flyer, who scored ten tries overall in Edmonton.

“Credit to all of the girls, we have had so much fun and literally every one of us is living the dream. Why can't we do this every day, all year round?”

Joyce scored five tries as Great Britain progressed from their three pool matches as the top seeds to set up a semi-final meeting with Mexico, which ended in a comfortable 50-5 win.

After scoring a brace against Mexico to help her side reach the final, Joyce’s first-half double helped GB go into the half-time interval 10-0 up against the USA.

The two-time Olympian scored her first from close range and then left Summer Harris-Jones in her wake with a sudden burst of acceleration to put the Brits in control.

She brought up her hat-trick soon after the restart to take her overall tournament tally to 10 tries, having also produced a jaw-droppingly fast try-saving tackle to deny the USA.

Bristol Bears winger Joyce, who missed out on a medal at the Tokyo Olympics with Team GB to Fiji in their bronze-medal match, faces returning to amateur status at the end of the year.

Team GB are looking ahead to end their 2021 World Series in December, after which they will disband and its core group of English players will transfer to the RFU's new programme.

As the Welsh Rugby Union does not offer its women players paid contracts, Joyce will be returning to funding her rugby by working full-time alongside playing rugby.

"I love being part of Great Britain and being involved with world-class players but also playing against the top teams in the world," she said.

"These dreams aren't going to last forever as Great Britain will no longer be on the circuit post the Dubai legs in December, and this will go back to being England

" I will enjoy going back to play for Wales, but unfortunately I will no longer be a full-time rugby player and will be balancing both a full-time job and playing rugby."